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, why all of the love? good morning, welcome to early state. i'm christine rom yans. >> and i'm john berman. it's january 28th it's monday. we'll begin with that developing story out of brazil. deadly chaos at a nightclub. early yesterday morning. killing a staggering 233 people. many of them college students celebrating their last weekend of summer break. it happened at kiss nightclub in santa maria. recovery workers now say they're hearing the eerie sound of ring tones. we're in santa maria with the latest. >> reporter: smoke filled the air when the first firefighters entered the nightclub. where shirtless men were already trying to rescue some of the injured. emergency vehicles arrived not realizing the extent of the tragedy they faced. chaos and terror among survivors and the body of victims all around. the fire broke out at about 2:00 in the morning at a nightclub called kiss in santa maria in bra sail's southern most state. the club was packed with some 2,000 people, twice its legal capacity according to officials >> translator: people who were inside the facility when they cam
in rhode island. it will be ten years next month. that's when 100 people were killed. attorney john barlick represented families. he wrote a book called "killer show." it details that devastating fire, its causes and the heart breaking aftermath. john joins me now from providence, rhode island. we were talking a couple of months ago here at cnn about this book of yours and i immediately, when i saw the news out of brazil, i thought of you, rhode island, the pyrotechnics, the foam you brought in to show us how highly flammable it was. there were many similarities, were there not? >> hello, brooke, yes. this is like a recurrent nightmare. there were many parallel facts, at least as brazil's situation has been reported. >> run through a couple of them. what else? what else was similar? >> well, according to initial reports we have improper use of pyrotechnics in an unsuitable venue, we have flammable wall coverings, we have gross overcrowding as we had at the station. and we have staff that seems woefully undertrained to deal with emergencies. >> i read your opinion piece on cnn.com and you wr
one of the senators behind the bipartisan plan, john mccain. he's here to talk about immigration, guns, the upcoming confirmation hearing for defense secretary nominee chuck hagel, john mccain live this hour. >>> plus, a royal shake-up. a queen announces she's abdicating. her country is about to get a new king. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> a new push to tackle one of the most contentious issues facing washington. just about 90 minutes or so ago, a bipartisan group of senators laid out a framework for an immigration reform bill. this comes as the white house is working on its own immigration bill and president obama will address the issue tomorrow in las vegas. the bipartisan senate plan includes a path to citizenship, but illegal immigrants will have to undergo a background check and pay a fine and back taxes before gaining legal status in the united states. all that is contingent on securing borders. the proposal provides for increased use of drones, more personnel and improved infrastructure and
. >>> other stories making news. john berman has that for us this morning. >>> a snowy, icy, rainy, sloppy commute for millions of americans this morning. the storm that coated the midwest in ice yesterday is heading north and could bring snow, freezing rain, and sleet. not a lot of fun to the northeast today. flights in and out of chicago, minneapolis, and st. louis were grounded on icy runways and check this out. firefighters shippi chipping a hydrant. frozen in time. new york went seven days without temperatures cracking the freezing mark. a live look at the storm that will hit many of us today. >> not talking about bitter cold temperatures we saw last week. headed out the door, from parts of the upper midwest to the mid-atlantic, we are dealing with some freezing rain out there. just see to the west of altoona, as well, some snow. this will continue to be the feature as we go through the morning hours and into the afternoon. now, if you are driving along interstate 95, we had a last report of freezing rain in dulles. notice for yourself, warm air is winning out and those temperatures
killed 165 people. among 2400 waiting for entertainer john davidson to perform. what's believed to be an electrical fire went undetected at first. there were no fire detectors or sprinklers at the time they were required. the deadliest nightclub blaze in u.s. history happened in 1942 at the coconut grove club in boston. 492 people were killed, the cause of the blaze to this day remains unknown. >> cnn's susan candiotti reporting tonight. >>> very cold weather is expected this week in the united states. we'll head to the middle of the country for that. >>> and across the world. the desperate attempt to rescue two women and a baby trapped in dangerous floodwaters, next. ♪ [ male announcer ] some day, your life will flash before your eyes. make it worth watching. introducing the 2013 lexus ls. an entirely new pursuit. introducing the 2013 lexus ls. so, i'm working on a cistern intake valve, and the guy hands me a locknut wrench. no way! i'm like, what is this, a drainpipe slipknot? wherever your business takes you, nobody keeps you on the road like progressive commercial auto. [
club in south gate kentucky killed 165 people. among 2400 waiting for entertainer john davidson to perform. what's believed to be an electrical fire went undetected at first. there were no fire detectors or sprinklers at the time they were required. the deadliest nightclub blaze in u.s. history happened in 1942 at the coconut grove club in boston. 492 people were killed, the cause of the blaze to this day remains unknown. >> cnn's susan candiotti reporting tonight. >>> very cold weather is expected this week in the united states. we'll head to the middle of the country for that. >>> and across the world. the desperate attempt to rescue two women and a baby trapped in dangerous floodwaters, next. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. ♪ [
, you even heard them over the weekend. john mccain himself said it was a wake-up call. that's why i'm told that lindsey graham, the senator from south carolina, who has kind of been in and out of putting comprehensive immigration reform, gone on the phone right after the election with democrat chuck schumer and said let's revive our bipartisan talks. they had a meeting shortly thereafter in november and then they've had a total i'm told five meetings since then. the last one was last wednesday. ands that when they decided to go ahead with this. and chuck schumer actually called the president last night to say that we're going to push this. you mentioned 2007. one thing that i'm going to be fascinated by is i was actually sitting in the same exact room that they're going to be in today back in 2007 when they had this big bipartisan event, ted kennedy was there, john mccain was there. of course, that went south big time. it will be sbvery interesting t see how they refer to that and see how different things are, particularly are republicans. >> i want to bring in brianna keilar at the
on the right. republicans really got absolutely crushed by gop primary voters. case in point was john mccain, standing right behind ted kennedy during that press conference. how did this come to pass? the november elections. we saw the numbers. it has been talked about and talked about since then, the fact that latino voters have been going up as a percentage of the electorate and republicans got fewer than they have in three presidential elections. so it was a real wake-up call we're told, particularly to republicans like john mccain and lindsey graham of south carolina, who had kind of been working on comprehensive immigration reform on and off again. lindsey graham called chuck schumer. they had the first of five meetings. some were after the election. and they set in motion this process, a timetable to have principles now, the end of january, legislative language in march and they hope to have some kind of vote in the senate before the august recess. >> let's talk about the timing of this announcement here. the president was -- he's going to go to vegas tomorrow and is supposed to ou
. thank you. >> i'm wearing john batista valley. i started doing a happy dance when i saw your dress because i really, really liked it. i thought it was so cute. >> thank you very, very much. >> and who are you wearing? >> i'm wearing a dress by carrison. she makes beautiful dresses for women. >> i like her name. it's a very harmonious name. >> one word. >> good for you. >> so you guys are both nominated tonight, and i have been saying that really i think -- you have both done some great work but these kind of roles were almost tailor made for you guys, do you think? >> well, no, because yours was tailor made for cole and mine was tailor made for patti. >> it did strike me tonight that we are in a way carrying torches that have been carried for 27 years. i think we should definitely mention that ann's mom played the role she played. so one of the torches was carried by her mom. so you can say she's a second generation "les mis." >> my mom understudied fontina when i was 8. >> how special is that for you? >> very special. this whole thing would have a surreal edge to it to begin with
, charles schumer, dick durbin, mrobert h nen des, michael bennett, and on the republican side, john mccain, lindsey graham, marco rubio, and jeff flake. this would offer an immigration plan for millions here illegally, it would also have an employment verification. and cracking down on companies that hired unauthorized workers. the president, as you know, carol, will also be taking up this issue this week. he'll be heading to las vegas tomorrow. he met monday with the congressional hispanic caucus to sort of talk and preview this plan that he's already put out, but he'll be highlighting tomorrow. >> brianna keilar reporting live from the white house this morning. >>> also today, about two hours from now, president obama plans to meet with police chiefs and sheriffs from around the nation to talk about reducing gun violence. the police chiefs of newtown, connecticut, and aurora, colorado, saw their share of gun violence last year also expected to attend. even as the president convenes this meeting, a law enforcement backlash continues. a wisconsin sheriff is now encouraging citizens to
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